Main Street In North Myrtle Beach Local’s Guide

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Flynn’s Irish Tavern

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A former jail turned neighborhood tavern with beer garden providing classic Irish fare and music.

Address: 421 Main St, North Myrtle Beach

Phone number: (843) 249-6533

Hoskins Restaurant

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Longtime family-owned diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner from a classic American menu including seafood and steak.

Address: 405 Main St, North Myrtle Beach

Phone number: (843) 249-2014

Duck’s Beach Club

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Bustling bar and grill serving American pub fare and live music.

Address: 231 Main St, North Myrtle Beach

Phone number: (843) 663-3858

Fat Harold’s Beach Club

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Iconic beach-themed dance club and home to the state’s official dance, the Carolina Shag.

Address: 212 Main St, North Myrtle Beach

Phone number: (843) 249-5779

International Cafe

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Unassuming American bar and pub known for great beer, fair prices, and even better socializing.

Address: 221 Main St, North Myrtle Beach

Phone number: (843) 281-2325

The Taco Shack

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Window service eatery mastering the art of taco diversity. Simple and satisfying snack stop.

Address: 206 Main St, North Myrtle Beach

Phone number: (843) 273-4463

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Main Street North Myrtle Beach Parking

Incoming visitors to North Myrtle Beach should take note of new regulations in place regarding beach parking. A new proposal hopes to conquer longstanding parking shortages, making beach access easier for both residents and vacationing families. The proposed plan will include the use of transportation shuttles and 212 new parking spaces created by extending existing lots between 4th Avenue North and Sea Mountain Highway. The current “trial run” for the beach shuttle invites visitors to park at Ocean Drive Elementary school where a shuttle provides transport to Main Street and Ocean Boulevard.

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Search the public parking across North Myrtle Beach.

As of June 15, all public parking lots on Ocean Boulevard will begin charging $2 per hour that is payable via a user-friendly mobile app. Parking will no longer be allowed along the medians on Ocean Boulevard.

Where Main Street meets Ocean Drive, you’ll find free parking, but during peak periods, availability can be low. Just off Main Street, you can also check for availability on 1st Avenue (North and South) or anywhere from 3rd through 10th Avenues (North). If you choose to take your exploring further, Main Street is nearly equidistant from Cherry Grove Beach to the north and Crescent Beach to the south – approximately three miles either way. Additional parking options are available in these locations.


North Myrtle Beach is the destination for family-friendly vacations along the South Carolina coast, and Main Street is at the center of it all. Home to an array of restaurants and shops, as well as innovative attractions like Break Out Myrtle Beach Escape Rooms and popular annual events like Mayfest on Main and the Music on Main Concert Series, Main Street connects to the hub of North Myrtle Beach – Ocean Drive.

This vibrant one-mile strip of the Carolina Coast is the birthplace of the Carolina Shag and music has long been at the core of its culture. Though the 1980s saw a decade of change for Main Street, the vibe stayed the same, with an overhaul to longstanding businesses that either updated or made way for newcomers, while keeping hold on the tradition and history that makes the area so unique.

Today’s Main Street is a lively host to souvenir shops peddling Carolina treasures, restaurants serving up the freshest seafood and classic Southern comfort food, dance clubs teaching Shag steps, and bars pouring the coolest brews. In all of the transition, Main Street remains true to its roots, explaining why it was recently named one of the “23 Best Small Town Main Streets in America” by County Living.

North Myrtle Beach Shopping – Top Malls To Visit

Visiting North Myrtle Beach means the usual for most of our guests — beach time, great food, relaxing and spending time with friends and family. However, the Myrtle Beach area has tons of shopping options that you can take advantage of as well! North Myrtle Beach shopping is a great rainy day activity or a great activity to do before you leave. Retailers in the Myrtle Beach area are often only found in much larger cities, so shopping here at the beach often gives you deals you can only find in a few other places.

The District (Formerly Myrtle Beach Mall)

  • Bass Pro Shops

  • Belk

  • Books-A-Million

  • Foot Locker

  • JC Penney

The Myrtle Beach Mall is in the midst of an ambitious overhaul to become The District. The District will offer new waterfront dining, shopping, and entertainment opportunities along the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway by day and night. Located adjacent to the intersection of Highway 17 and 22, the mall is home to a smart combination of major national retailers, local specialty shops, and tantalizing restaurants – as well as South Carolina’s only Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World.

In-between shops, take in some community entertainment at Atlantic Stage (Grand Strand’s Professional Theatre Company) and the Carolina Improv Company (the only improv training and entertaining company in Myrtle Beach), or indulge in first-run blockbusters at the AMC cineplex with 3D & jumbo digital screens.

Coastal North Town Center

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods

  • Hobby Lobby

  • Rack Room Shoes

  • Petsmart

  • Publix

  • Ross

  • TJ Maxx

While visiting North Myrtle Beach there are a lot of places you can go shopping and find some amazing deals. Coastal North Town Center is a newer shopping center, built just a few years ago, giving residents and vacationers a reason to shop local.

Home to a mix of retailers, personal services and eateries, Coastal North Town Center is a genuine one-stop experience. With more than 21 stores and restaurants, shoppers have access to stores not found anywhere else in the Grand Strand Region. It has quickly become the most popular shopping area in North Myrtle Beach.

Barefoot Landing

  • Chico’s

  • It’Sugar

  • Tara Grinna Swimwear

  • Crabby Jack’s General Store

  • Pure Lure

  • Tiki Jim’s

Inviting you to “shop, dine and unwind”, Barefoot Landing is one of the largest shopping complexes along the Intercostal Waterway in North Myrtle Beach. It consists of several divided sections of stores, attractions and restaurants – over 100 to choose from, with many local and niche shops that you can’t find elsewhere.

It is a wonderful place to shop and take the whole family with you. Walk around on the many walkways present at Barefoot Landing and take in that brilliant coastal breeze. If you have kids in tow who grow a bit restless of shopping, they can visit the T.I.G.E.R.S. Center, Alligator Adventure, or LuLu’s Beach Arcade & Mountain of Youth Ropes Course. There is something for everyone to do here!

Tanger Outlets

  • Old Navy Outlet

  • Under Armour

  • Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store

  • VF Outlet

  • Gap Factory Store

  • Banana Republic Factory

  • Tommy Hilfiger

This is a great place to shop while in North Myrtle Beach, with over 50 stores to choose from! There is also a Tanger Outlets located in Myrtle Beach off Highway 501 (a short 15-minute drive). Most of the stores are outlets, providing amazing deals on clothes and shoes. It is a great place to take the family and walk around, look at the shops, and try some fudge samples at The Fudgery.

Tanger Outlet stores include: Old Navy, Carters, Disney, Nike, and Bath and Body Works. They also have a food court and Italian ice stands to choose from if you’re feeling hungry. Across the street from Tanger Outlets, there is a Walmart and a small shopping center with more clothing store options, including Marshalls, Ross, Kirkland’s and Burlington. Across the highway, there is also Myrtle Beach Mall with big-box stores like Belk, Bass Pro Shop, JC Penny’s, and a fantastic movie theater and food court.

Coastal Grand Mall

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  • Bed, Bath & Beyond

  • Old Navy

  • Belk

  • Dick’s Sporting Goods

  • Sears

  • Dillard’s

  • JC Penney

Coastal Grand is a super-sized regional shopping mall located in Myrtle Beach next to the Myrtle Beach Airport. This is the second largest mall in the state with 1,047,732 square feet of retail spacespread across one level. The mall houses over 170 specialty stores, as well as a 14-screen Cinemark movie theater and an arcade – both located in the food court of the mall. There are also excellent restaurants located on the outside of the mall for your pre- or post-shopping refueling convenience!

2019 Blue Crab Festival: Everything You Need To Know!

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Little River, South Carolina is home to the annual Blue Crab Festival that will be celebrating its 38th year this May. Located on the Historic Little River Waterfront, this festival hosts about 50,000 people every year and provides local seafood, live music, and fun for the entire family.

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Your Guide to the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier

If you love to fish, you should know that the Myrtle Beach area is home to some of the best fishing along the East Coast. When you stay in our North Myrtle Beach vacation rentals you’ll be near one of the most abundant fishing sources in the region – the historical Cherry Grove Fishing Pier, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

Finding the Pier

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Fun With Kids – North Myrtle Beach Arcades To Visit

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If you are travelling to North Myrtle Beach, there are lots of fun activities you can do with your kids during your vacation! We all love games, especially kids. The North Myrtle Beach area is home to amazing indoor arcades that will keep your whole family entertained all day. Not sure where to begin? We have listed some of the best activities you can do in arcades while on vacation. Take a break from the scorching sun and the ocean, and enjoy the following fun activities with kids at these area arcades.

The Nexus VR Arcade


Phone: (843) 222-9654

The only virtual reality arcade in Myrtle Beach, The Nexus VR Arcade provides guests with a window into new worlds and extraordinary experiences. More than 100 games for the whole family, including puzzles, simulators, escape rooms, fighter RPGs, racing, shooters, horror, rhythm, and more!

Fun Plaza


Phone: (843) 448-5141

The Fun Plaza lives up to its name. It’s a cool place for kids and adults alike to enjoy lots of fun indoor games. Located at 902 N Ocean Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577, the Fun Plaza has amusements and kid friendly activities. It’s strategically located just a few steps from the ocean, making it easy to get in for visitors who want to take a break from the water. If you want to take back time you can enjoy old school games that will certainly leave you with precious memories. The best thing is that the majority of the old school games go for only $0.25 while modern games ticket at $1.00, making it budget friendly for anyone. Prize winning arcade games includes the Wheel of Fortune spinning games for lucky guests to win big among other vintage fortune teller games from Tom Hanks movie in the 80s

Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade


There is no doubt that Myrtle Beach Boardwalk made this side of the coast a tourist destination. You can go to the Boardwalk for a range of fun activities including playing skee-ball games, amusement parks, souvenirs or hermit crabs. You can also choose to visit the famous Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. Located at 1st Ave N to 16th Ave N in Myrtle Beach, the 1.2 mile length Boardwalk is packed with shops, restaurants, amusement parks and area attractions that will keep you occupied throughout the day. You can enjoy sea foods and a cocktail at restaurants that overlook the ocean front. The area also features a towering Sky Wheel that gives you a clear view of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Track Family Recreation Center

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Phone: (843) 491-1732

The Track Family Recreation Center is located on North Kings Hwy. It features go-karts with two multi-level elevated tracks and an indoor arcade. The Wild Woody is a thrilling drive that takes you three levels up, then down three levels to experience the thrill of driving in high altitude. While the Mighty Myrtle takes you on a twisted and elevated coil ride. The arcade provides something interesting for anyone. Other than the electric go-kart, you can enjoy fun activities like the skee-ball, air hockey, prize cranes and basketball hoops among others. For those who want to try their luck, they can go to the Wheel of Fortune, Tower of Tickets, or Deal Or No Deal to win big. Kids will certainly enjoy the North Myrtle Beach arcade that features  Crossy Road, Pirate’s Hook and Fishbowl Frenzy.

Broadway At The Beach


The Broadway is a wonderful destination for visitors looking for fun activities at the North Myrtle Beach arcade. Located on an expansive 350 acres, the Broadway features famous restaurants and amazing attractions. It has 100 stores, 20 restaurants, 3 chain hotels, nightclubs and a number of attractions. You can also enjoy attractions like the Ripley’s Aquarium and the famous WonderWorks. With so many things to do at the Broadway, no wonder it attracts over 14 million visitors every year.

Broadway Grand Prix


Phone: (843) 839-4080

The Broadway Grand Prix features seven go-kart tracks, rock climbing wall, 18-hole mini golf course among other exciting activities. You can choose to go on a ride with the Sky Coaster or the the fun and nonstop arcade games. Other games include skeeball, bumper cars and basket ball. When you visit the Broadway Grand Prix you will certainly be entertained.

Where To Get The Best Sushi In North Myrtle Beach

North Myrtle Beach is a fun and interesting area any time of the year. It is also home to a broad selection of seafood restaurants. If you have just booked a vacation rental and are wondering where to find the best sushi North Myrtle Beach can offer, you should consider the following restaurants:

Flying Fish Public Market and Grill

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Places To Go Bowling in North Myrtle Beach

When was the last time you picked up a bowling ball and sent it spinning down an ally? Whether you’re a competitive bowler or a casual one, your North Myrtle Beach bowling experience should be one to remember. We’re providing you with the best places to go bowling in North Myrtle Beach so when you stay at Grand Strand Resorts you won’t have far to travel to find some great fun!


710 North Myrtle Beach

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1105 Highway 17 S North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Phone: (843) 663 -2695
Hours: Mon-Thurs 3 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 3 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.

Offering 14 standard lanes, 6 boutique lanes, billiards, bocce courts, table tennis, shuffleboard tables, air hockey and an onsite pub.

Little River Lanes

300 Bowling Ln, Little River, SC 29566
Phone: (843) 249-0055
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Fri-Sat 9 a.m.-12 a.m., Sun 9 a.m.-10 p.m.

Planet Fun Center

349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, NC 28459
Phone: (910) 755-2FUN
Hours: Sun-Thurs 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri-Sat 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Just a short 25 minute drive north. Offering 32 lanes of bowling, a 2-story laser tag arena, bumper car arena, redemption arcade, bounce house, bowling Pro Shop, and the unique Starz Grille family restaurant.

Myrtle Beach Bowl

101 Philip Gray Dr, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579
Phone: (843) 236-1020
Hours: Mon & Wed 1 p.m.-Midnight, Tues & Thurs 9 a.m.-Midnight, Wed 1 p.m.-Midnight, Fri 1 p.m.-1 a.m., Sat. Noon-1 a.m., Sun. Noon-10 p.m.

Offering weekly specials, free Winterfest for kids, Bowlopolis birthday parties, Glow-n-Bowl, weekly leagues for kids and adults, group packages, and more.

Best North Myrtle Beach Golf Courses

Named a “Best U.S. Golf Destination” by USA Today, the greater North Myrtle Beach area is home to more than 100 courses conceived by top designers. Nestled between the Atlantic shoreline and the Intracoastal Waterway, North Myrtle Beach provides the backdrop for some of the most popular courses along the Grand Strand. Here are our picks for the best golf courses in North Myrtle Beach.

Beachwood Golf Club

Designed by Gene Hamm, Beachwood Golf Club ia an 18-hole course built in 1968. Noted for its open layout and ever-immaculate condition, Beachwood has hosted many tournaments, including the Carolinas Open and the Carolinas PGA Seniors Championship. This is a reasonable, public course for all skill levels, measuring 6,820 yards Par 72. Quietly situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, Beachwood Golf Club is a local favorite.

Dye Course at Barefoot Landing

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One of four highlight courses at Barefoot Landing, the Dye Course provides a unique combination of demand levels, with the back nine stepping up the intimidation. Course architect Pete Dye’s signature style is well-represented in the variety of hazards and landscapes of this 7,343 yard Par 72 course. Framed by powder white sands, the Dye Course is as scenic as it is demanding.

Fazio Course at Barefoot Landing

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Another Barefoot Landing option is the Fazio Course. This classic Lowcountry course features significant challenges woven into lush live oaks, pines, sand, and native grasses. The Fazio Course is a Par 71, and 6,834 yards long. With just the perfect balance of effort and reward, this course is suitable for average and experienced players.

Love Course at Barefoot Resort

Davis Love III’s design is the most popular of Barefoot Landing’s courses. This Lowcountry design is highlighted by the recreated ruins of an old plantation home occupying a portion of the front nine. Playing over 7,000 yards at a Par 72, the Love Course is also home to the Grand Strand’s shortest par 4.

Norman Course at Barefoot Resort

Surrounded by remarkable natural settings, Barefoot Landing’s Norman Course is considered the most scenic of the Barefoot courses. The Norman Course features distinctive formal roughs encompassing the entirety of the holes. Dramatic slopes, angles, and sod-wall bunkers mark the Par 72, 7,000 yard course

Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links

Reopening after a recent renovation, Glen Dornoch Waterway Golf Links holds claim to the “toughest finishing holes with a remarkable waterway view”, making it the perfect combination for a satisfying day on the green. Enveloped by more than a half-mile of waterway and natural Carolina wetlands, the Glen Dornoch course capitalizes on its environment with a stunning double-green shared by the ninth and eighteenth holes. Accuracy is the key to this Scottish-style course.

Surf Golf and Beach Club

Situated on 200 acres, Surf Golf and Beach Club has been welcoming golfers of all ages and types for more than 50 years. Recently renovated, the traditional, Parkland-style, Par 72 course measures 6,842 yards. Practice facilities and range of difficulty make this a wildly popular course for visitors and locals alike.

Tidewater Golf Club

Tucked between the Intracoastal Waterway and Cherry Grove, Tidewater Golf Club features one of the most inspiring traditional courses around. The unique positioning of Tidewater affords for unparalleled, elevated views and fresh ocean breezes. The demands of the course are as varied as the landscape, so it’s no surprise that Tidewater is the most awarded of all South Carolina and North Myrtle Beach golf courses.

Azalea Sands Golf Course

Azalea Sands is one of the few golfing locations along the Grand Strand with no homes adjoining the course. Opened in 1972, the course offers multiple tees for more customized game play, from 5,148 yards at the red tees to 6,902 yards at the tips. Azalea Sands features wide fairways, well-bunkered greens, and strategically-located lakes for a classically challenging game.

Regardless of your skill level, you’ll find the perfect place for tee time here in North Myrtle Beach. From practice to pro, we have the facilities to hone your skills and the views to take your breath away.

Free Things To Do In North Myrtle Beach

When you plan a vacation, you certainly plan on spending money, but a little creativity can go a long way toward cutting your costs while enriching your experience. Step off the beaten path to explore the Grand Strand, and you may just discover a new appreciation for the area and the savings! Consider adding some of our favorite suggestions for free fun to your next North Myrtle Beach vacation.

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

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Broadway at the Beach is an outdoor entertainment, dining, and shopping complex centered around a 23-acre lake. Nestled in the heart of Myrtle Beach, Broadway is home to more than 100 specialty shops, family-friendly attractions, an assortment of dining options,and nightclubs for the after-hours crowd.

Barefoot Landing offers a vast array of shops, eateries, and attractions along the Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy your choice of grab-and-go snacks while window shopping and catching live entertainers. Both Barefoot Landing and Broadway at the Beach offer fireworks displays on select nights. Beyond its shopping and dining venues, The Market Common hosts numerous free events throughout the summer, including movies, concerts, and a weekly Farmers’ Market. The possibilities truly are endless!

Festivals and Events Galore

The Myrtle Beach Area hosts an assortment of annual events that offer a glimpse into our community and a taste of our culture. We have a festival for every season, and it’s easy to plan your visit to savor the flavors you crave. Top draws include the World Famous Blue Crab Festival, MayFest On Main, and A Grand Strand Holiday. From music and food to holidays and our world-famous beach – we have plenty to celebrate!

Get Closer To Nature

Of course, no Myrtle Beach visit is complete without a beach day (or three). Sandy toes and sunshine comes free, and the coastal breezes are more than tempting, but if the great outdoors are calling, the beach is just the beginning! Soak up the sights and sounds of nature with a picnic at Grand Park, across from Market Common, or scout out native birds within the saltwater marsh at Murrells Inlet MarshWalk.

Try your luck at an award-winning catch off the 985-foot Cherry Grove Pier, where memories are fueled by legendary fish tales and breathtaking views. Or take a short drive north to take in 100 winding acres of lush landscapes and wildlife on the hiking trails at Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens. There’s no shortage of beauty and tranquility in North Myrtle Beach!

Art Appreciation

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For beauty of another sort, take in nearly a dozen galleries of contemporary visual masterpieces peppered with Southern tradition from local artists at Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum. What a perfect way to get a genuine feel for Carolina culture!

Of course, you can always count on special offers from Grand Strand Resorts to help save on your accommodations as well. Deals like 15-25% off full week stays or free nights thrown in, are not to be missed! If we can assist you in any way, please give us a call at 800-367-6515 or reach us through our Contact page.

Where to Find the Best Ice Cream in North Myrtle Beach

When it comes to ice cream you just can’t go wrong. Whether you enjoy it soft or hard, in a dish or in a cone, or 1-, 2- or 3-scoops we all agree that when it comes to relaxing and enjoyment, ice cream is close to the top of the list. There are plenty of places where you can get ice cream in the area but here are some of the best spots in North Myrtle Beach SC!

Original Painters Homemade Ice Cream

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Making ice cream since 1952 you simply must try Painters. There original location is at 2408 Highway 17 S, North Myrtle Beach.

Sweet Molly’s Creamery

Homemade, small batch ice cream in signature flavors, sundaes, shakes, smoothies and custom cakes. Frozen treats for dogs, too! Located at Barefoot Landing, 4742A Hwy. 17 S., North Myrtle Beach.

Dairy King

Over 40 flavors of ice cream. A favorite spot among locals! Located on Main Street in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach.

OD Pavilion Ice Cream Shop

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Serving up tasty treats to families from all over the country since 1997. Stop in and get a taste of a real, old-fashioned ice cream shop. Located at 91 S Ocean Blvd, North Myrtle Beach.